We treat our patients as if they were our own pets and offer our customers the service that they desire and deserve.
We take an individualized approach to the long-term care of each of our patients and are dedicated to providing our clients with enough information to make appropriate decisions concerning the health care of their animal companions.
The competitive pricing policy of Skyline customized services associated with our ongoing discounts and promotions.
Our infrastructure, instruments platform, and medical staff facilitate providing all variations and types of veterinary care conducted by well trained, highly qualified and experienced staff.
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PREVENTIVE CARE AND VACCINATION
Providing your pet with a long and healthy life is our top priority at Skyline Animal Hospital. We base our care recommendation on the guidelines provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are making the following client education handouts available to help you better understand our Annual Preventive Care Recommendations and to provide you with resources to give your pet the best care possible.
Read more about AVMA and AAHA's recommendations for Dogs
Read more about AVMA and AAHA's recommendations for Cats
Annual Physical Exam
Just as annual physical exams are recommended for humans, they are recommended for our pets as well. If your dog is older or has medical problems, he may need even more frequent examinations. A year is a long time in a dog's life. Assuming our pets will live to their early teens, receiving a yearly exam means they will only have about thirteen exams in a lifetime. That is not very many when you think about it.
Our veterinarian will let you know which vaccinations your pet should receive, and how often.
You may have heard about the current controversies regarding vaccinating dogs and cats. Some researchers believe we do not need to vaccinate annually for most diseases. But how often we should vaccinate for each specific disease in adult animals has not yet been determined. We do not know how long the protection from a vaccine lasts. It may be 5 years for one disease and 3 years for another, and less than 2 years for another.
Almost all researchers agree that for puppies we need to continue to give at least three combination vaccinations and repeat these at one year of age. They also agree that rabies vaccinations must continue to be given according to local ordinances.
COMPLETE DENTAL CARE
SKYLINE Animal Hospital provides the most comprehensive dental care available in private practice. We have digital x-ray technology, state-of-the-art dental prophylaxis equipment and we use only the best dental health materials. We provide a local, long-acting nerve block to every dog and cat experiencing extractions. This allows us to use very light levels of anesthesia and the patient doesn't feel pain when recovering from a dental procedure.
A thorough, detailed physical examination gives your veterinarian a view of the outside of your pet, but in some instances, an interior view is also needed. Digital radiology and abdominal ultrasound allow us to see inside, to visualize their skeleton and internal organs. These tests are not only useful, but are safe, painless, and non-invasive.
X-rays (radiographs) are available for a variety of purposes. They are used to diagnose and confirm broken bones, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other bone abnormalities. Chest films evaluate the size of the heart, assess for the presence of abnormal fluid in the lungs or chest cavity, and evaluate the lung tissue itself for signs of disease. Abdominal films evaluate overall organ size and help us detect abnormal structures such as tumors, foreign objects in the GI tract, and urinary tract stones.
In the vast majority of cases, radiographs can be performed in pets without sedation. However, sedation may be necessary in extremely anxious or painful animals, or if certain specific diagnostic-quality films (OFA for hips) are required.
At SKYLINE Animal Hospital, we are pleased to be able to offer you and your pet digital radiography. This is similar to traditional X-ray technology, but allows for much higher resolution and better-quality images. Since the films are stored electronically instead of on a physical film, they can be digitally manipulated and enlarged to allow close evaluation of problem areas. They can also be easily emailed or transferred to CD, in the event that you would like a copy of your pet’s images or require referral to a specialist.
In certain instances, your pet may be in need of more in-depth imaging interpretation. Based on medical urgency and in order for us to provide your pet with an accurate diagnosis, we collaborate radiology consultations with IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants for a precise clinical action and treatment plan.
One piece of unique equipment to Skyline Animal Hospital is the acquisition of a video otoscope. This fiber optic scope allows the user to view the ear canal on a monitor while explaining the problem with the ear directly to the client. This scope allows the user to see directly to the ear drum and take still and video pictures of the canal. These images can later be used to explain a problem to a client or to identify the progress that is being made with therapy. While visualizing the ear canal, any foreign bodies, wax, or masses can be removed using the operating channel of the scope. This is but one the many diagnostic tools available to the veterinary staff at SKYLINE Animal Hospital.
Pet guardians should be proactive when it comes to caring for their pet's eyes, especially to prevent traumatic injuries and secondary infections. Periodically examining your pet's eyes at home is an important first step. Place your pet in a brightly lit room and look into his or her eyes. The area surrounding the eyeball, known as the sclera, should be clear and bright, and the eyes themselves should be shiny and clear. The pupils should be equal in size and there should be minimal tearing crust, and/or discharge from the corners of the eyes. The third eyelid should not be visible or covering the eye. Gently using your thumb, you can often roll down your pet's lower eyelids and look at the lining, which should be pink. If the lining is excessively red or pale, that is abnormal and a veterinary exam is recommended.
As our pets age, their health needs change. It is very important for owners to watch them closely to make sure that they remain healthy. This is especially true with cats, who hide their illness well. Sometimes, by the time that you realize that your cat is sick, it is too late.
Diet is very important for senior pets. Their needs change so a senior diet should be fed. It is also important to feed a high quality food. Many pets start to get picky as they age so it is very important that owners monitor how much their pets really eat.
It is also very important that senior pets are examined regularly, even more than once a year if possible. It is necessary to keep an eye on their weight and body condition. Your veterinarian may be able to notice a problem with your pet before you do.
We work with the internal body systems, whether there are sudden or chronic signs, and regardless of the cause of disease (infection, cancer, degenerative, inflammatory, immune, or trauma). Internal medicine emphasizes on non-invasive diagnostic and treatment techniques. At SKYLINE Animal Hospital, our strengths are medical treatments and comprehensive care, devoted to your pet’s overall health. We provide advanced evaluations for pets with weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, heart disease, coughing, kidney and liver disease, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, immune-mediated diseases and anemia.
SURGERY & HOSPITALIZATION
SKYLINE Animal Hospital performs most routine surgeries necessary for general practice. We take great pride in our anesthetic safety, monitoring and post-operative pain management.
From spay and neuter services to more complex veterinary surgical procedures, Skyline Animal Hospital always operates with safety in mind.
Dental cleaning and procedures
Gastrointestinal and urinary bladder procedures
Basic ophthalmic and orthopedic procedures.
Our veterinarians have extensive experience in the management and diagnosis of congenital and acquired heart disease.
Our cardiology service is equipped with the most advanced equipment to accurately diagnose heart disease, including echocardiography, electrocardiography, in-house Holter monitoring, in-house digital ECG with interpretation, blood pressure, digital radiography, fluoroscopy and advanced CT imaging.
When and how often pets should be tested for heartworm infection is also a matter of debate. In making a decision on when to test, we must consider how common heartworm disease is where the pet lives, what heartworm preventive the pet is receiving, and how long the mosquito season lasts.
The American Heartworm Society (AHS) advises all adult dogs being started on a heartworm preventive for the first time should be tested. In addition, all dogs should be tested annually for heartworm infection.
Skyline Animal Hospital offers most advanced diagnostic testing services on site and provides results while you wait.
The primary means of identifying what is wrong involves drawing a blood sample to analyze cell count and blood chemistry.
With basic blood tests, we can gather a lot of valuable information concerning the health and well-being of your pet.
As animals age they are prone to many of the same diseases as humans including: diabetes, kidney and liver disease, heart disease, cancer, hypo thyroidism (low thyroid hormone level) and hyperthyroid (high thyroid hormone level).
As either a diagnostic tool or a preventative measure, blood testing is highly recommended. Skyline Animal Hospital includes blood cell counts and a comprehensive blood test with all routine surgery. Results are stored in our electronic pet health records and are a valuable resource for current and future health exams.
PUPPY & KITTEN CARE
Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life!
At SKYLINE Animal Hospital each pet’s first year of care is customized based on its specific needs to help your puppy or kitten get the right start in life. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.
Below are our recommendations, in addition to ones noted above, for your puppy's or kitten’s first year:
Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.
Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.
Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age if not done previously and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.
Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
DOGS AND CATS BOARDING
Individual care during the day is available for dogs & cats in a separate atrium away from other pets & distractions. Great for puppies who can't play with other dogs yet or senior dogs & cats who prefer to be alone.
Our Passionate Associates
Our friendly staff of Skyline Animal Hospital caters to pets' individual needs. With annual safety certification and training, they are qualified to care for pets. They understand pet behaviors so they are able to comfort pets with separation anxiety and calm pets who are overly excited.
Your Pet Is In Caring Hands
The safety & well-being of pets is our top priority! Our safety-certified associates provide 24/7 care & a veterinarian is always on call.
Guests will feel at home through the personal, around-the-clock care of our pet-loving associates who are pet parents, too!
Our pet hotel is conveniently located in a dedicated area inside of the hospital.